Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Tea Party

For Aging GOP Voters, The Times They Are A-Changin’

No, Trump’s appeal won’t last. But the prejudices that are animating so many aging GOP primary voters are more enduring

July 25, 2015
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President Obama Delivers A Speech For History

The president spoke of gun violence, the hunger of children, the brazen hatred that inspired the alleged shooter, yet it seemed fitting that he returned that night to a White House bathed in colors of the rainbow. One could almost see history making a great, wide turn toward freedom.

July 1, 2015
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Right Wingers Rage Against Marriage Equality

Right-wingers are variously calling for defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling — and warning that America could face the wrath of God.

June 26, 2015
Church, South Carolina

In America, There Is No Sanctuary

There is a myth in America that we are done with race and have been for a very long time; that we overcame, learned our lesson, reached the Promised Land, and built luxury condos there.

June 21, 2015
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Pope And Change: Conservatives React To Francis

After having conflated religion and politics for so long, many conservatives now contend with the Pope advancing a progressive vision on some key issues.

June 18, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Dreamland: The True Tale Of America’s Opiate Epidemic’

Dreamland is a tale of two artificial and highly permeable membranes. One separates legal and illegal drugs, the other Mexico and the United States.

June 14, 2015
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Rush Limbaugh’s Finding Out He’s Not Normal, And It Scares Him

Rush Limbaugh, a man so obsessed with defining and defending “normal,” now finds that the only “marginal behavior” here is his. And it scares him.

June 8, 2015
Rick Perry

This Week In Crazy: Rick Perry Makes It Rain

Who wants to take a shower with Mike Huckabee? It’s bring your gun to school day! And Rick Perry’s hard rain’s a-gonna fall. It’s “This Week In Crazy.”

June 5, 2015
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Scandal? Knowing Zero About Clinton Foundation, Indignant Pundits Blather

When you hear loud braying about the Clinton Foundation, remember that these same pundits (and newspapers) once insisted that Whitewater was a huge and terrible scandal.

May 13, 2015
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Harry Reid Applauds Man Who Hoaxed The Right Wing

“I wish I’d meet this guy and pat him on the back,” Reid said, of the man who roped in right-wing conspiracy theorists.

April 29, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: If You Drink Spoiled Milk, There Will Be Death Panels

Death Panels await those who don’t throw out their food on time! The “suffragents” are losing the war against women! Rejoice — for the Apocalypse is nigh! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.

April 24, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: #Benghazi Caused The ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

The liberal sports media persecutes conservatives, Benghazi causes a massacre in France, and much more.

January 9, 2015
Jobs

Sharp 2014 Growth Proves Right-Wing Predictions Flat Wrong

As 2015 commences, America is moving steadily toward full employment for the first time since a Democrat last occupied the White House, during the Clinton presidency. The past 12 months marked the single strongest year of job increases since 1999, with unemployment down from 7 percent to 5.8 percent. The national economy is currently growing […]

January 3, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Says Goodbye

Bachmann’s farewell, torture report conspiracy theories, and more.

December 12, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Ebola Breaks The Right Wing

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Bryan Fischer American Family Association leader Bryan Fischer isn’t saying that President Obama is intentionally spreading Ebola throughout the country because he hates […]

October 10, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is Brainwashing You With Psy-Ops, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

President Obama brainwashes America, and the rest of the worst of the right.

September 19, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is A Nazi/Communist/Socialist, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Rush Limbaugh After video emerged of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, it was only a matter […]

September 12, 2014
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Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson’s Inferno Is No Surprise

The past week’s unfolding tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, with its militarized and overwhelmingly white police force confronting angry and hopeless African-Americans, is not a story unique to that place or moment. Many cities and towns in this country confront the same problems of poverty, alienation, and inequality as metropolitan St. Louis — or even worse. […]

August 19, 2014
Robin Williams

Ranting On Robin Williams, Limbaugh Exposed A Hole In His Own Soul

Having infuriated millions of Robin Williams fans with insensitive remarks on the late actor’s suicide, Rush Limbaugh now blames the “liberal media” and “despicable leftists” for distorting his innocent message. This is an old dodge for Limbaugh. Yet however he parses his language, there can be no doubt that he sought to exploit a tragic […]

August 14, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Malaysia Airlines Crash Just A Liberal Media Distraction, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Larry Klayman Most Republicans were excited by the news that the GOP would be holding its 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio, as they hope […]

July 18, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Pharrell Is Distracting You From #Benghazi, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Rush Limbaugh As the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border intensifies, cynical politicians and bored media figures have increasingly begun referring to the situation […]

July 11, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is The Ultimate Jihadist, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”  The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Dinesh D’Souza Right-wing activist Dinesh D’Souza, who is apparently not yet in prison, brought his latest book tour to Fox News’ The Kelly File […]

June 20, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Harry Reid Is A Mass Murderer, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. TheBlaze Over the past several months, the White House has attempted to spark a national conversation about the issue of sexual assault on […]

May 30, 2014

5 Right-Wingers Who Believed Dinesh D’Souza Conspiracies

Dinesh D’Souza’s fellow right-wing pundits declined to look before they leapt to his defense.

May 20, 2014

WATCH: Joe Conason Discusses Jon Stewart’s Fight Against The Far Right on ‘Hardball’

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews on Wednesday evening to discuss the highly influential Jon Stewart, and his aptitude for calling out the far right in a manner that resonates with viewers. The Daily Show host is known for his unique way of tackling the issues with candor — he’s unapologetic, […]

May 14, 2014
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